The Association of Internet Trade Companies (AITC) carries out its activities in accordance with the Company’s Articles of Association and is managed by the General Assembly. The General Assembly is comprised of representatives of each company – member of theAssociation of Internet Trade Companies. Standards of AITC  are obligatory for compliance by all companies, members and participants of AITC.

Member of The Association of Internet Trade Companies

«Member of The Association of Internet Trade Companies» —is a company that shares AITC principles, and follows the laws of the Russian Federation. Any company, regardless of the size of business or assortment of products, is eligible to apply. It is required that the online store correspond to AITC Quality Standards.

  • Votes during the AITC General Assembly;
  • Serves on the Committee for Standardization;
  • Votes on key issues of activities of the Committee for Standardization and Operative Management of the Compensation Fund;
    • Introduces suggestions on AITC initiatives;
    • Has access to information on all AITC projects.
    • Participates in studying and discussing the results of checks in applicant companies, and companies participants and members of the Association, as well as approve disciplinary actions for companies participants and members of the Association;
    • Provides PR and marketing support of AITC events and initiatives;
    • Participates in inspections for compliance with AITC standards 2-4 times a year, and follow improvement recommendations made by the Committee for Standardization;
      • Carry the AITC Quality Sign (when fully compliant with AITC quality standards);
      • Holds an AITC Quality Standards Compliance Certificate;
      • Places the AITC Quality Sign on the website of the online store and in POSM materials;
      • Gives top priority to customer complaints received via the AITC website feedback form;
      • Pays a single-installment AITC Compensation Fund fee of RUB 50,000;
      • Participates in shaping the annual AITC budget (up to RUB 700,000 a year).

The company that seeks to enter the Association of Internet Trade Companies (AITC), must:

  1. Fill out the Membership Form and the Questionnaire for Members of the Association of Internet Trade Companies (AITC).
  2. Present copies of the company’s Articles of Association and other documents on the company’s activities, including financial reporting, in accordance with the requirements of the AITC Committee for Standardization.
  3. Sign an agreement on accepting AITC standards (in the application).
  4. Meet the requirements of quality for online stores as established by the Association.

After receiving the membership permit from the Committee for Standardization (if found compliant with the standards), pass the voting procedure at the General Assembly.

If admitted by the General Assembly:

  1. Pay the AITC membership fee.
  2. Receive the brand book of the Association of Internet Trade Companies (AITC), and follow the rules for using the AITC logo.
  3. Provide information to the executive body of the Association regarding the online store to receive the AITC Member Certificate.
  4. Provide information to the executive body of the Association regarding the online store to be placed on the list of AITC members in the corresponding section of the website.
  5. Pay a single-installment AITC Compensation Fund fee of RUB 50,000;
  6. Place the AITC Quality Sign on the Internet store website, with reference to the Certificate of Compliance with AITC Quality Standards.

After completing the procedure, the company must:

  1. 1. Successfully complete quarterly quality checks of compliance with the standards of the Association.
  2. 2. Give top priority to customer complaints received via the website of the Association.

Member of the Association of Internet Trade Companies (AITC)

«Member of the Association of Internet Trade Companies (AITC)» is a company that shares AITC principles, and follows laws of the Russian Federation. Any company, regardless of the size of business or assortment of products, is eligible to apply. It is required that the online store correspond to AITC Quality Standards.

Any online store that seeks admission to the Association of Internet Trade Companies (AITC), must:

  1. Fill out the Membership Form and the Questionnaire for Members of the Association of Internet Trade Companies (AITC)..
  2. Sign a contract on joining AITC.
  3. Present copies of the company’s Articles of Association and other documents on the company’s activities, including financial reporting, in accordance with the requirements of the AITC Committee for Standardization.
  4. Sign an agreement on accepting AITC standards (on the application).
  5. Meet the requirements of quality for online stores, as established by the Association.

After the check for compliance, the company will be awarded AITC Member status by the Committee for Standardization.

  1. Pays an annual membership fee in the amount of RUB 100,000.
  2. Pays a single-installment AITC Compensation Fund fee of RUB 50,000.
  3. Receives a brand book, and uses the information and logo of the Association in the future.
  4. 4. Places the AITC Quality Sign on the Internet store website, with reference to the Certificate of Compliance with AITC Quality Standards.
  5. Further, successfully completes quarterly quality checks of compliance with the standards of the Association.

Partner of the Association of Internet Trade Companies (AITC)

«Partner of the Association of Internet Trade Companies (AITC)» is a company that shares AITC principles, and follows laws of the Russian Federation. Any company, regardless of the size of business, is eligible to apply.

Any company that seeks to enter the Association of Internet Trade Companies (AITC) must:

  1. Fill out the Membership Form and the Questionnaire for Members of AITC.
  2. Provide copies of the company’s Articles of Association.
  3. Provide references from two companies, members of the Association of Internet Trade Companies (AITC).
  4. Appoint a representative for interaction with the Association of Internet Trade Companies (AITC).
  5. 5. Make an annual membership payment of RUB 300,000.
    Partner of the Association of Internet Trade Companies (AITC). 

Partner of the Association of Internet Trade Companies (AITC):

  1. Can participate in developing initiatives and projects that facilitate the achievement of AITC goals.
  2. Has the right to create new sectoral committees in the Association, attract experts from AITC members.
  3. Has access to information on all AITC projects.
  4. Receives full-fledged PR and marketing support of its initiatives by AITC, when they meet the goals and objectives of AITC.
  5. Carries a range of AITC values.
  6. Actively supports and develops the standards of the Association of Internet Trade Companies (AITC).
  7. Recommends online stores for AITC certification.
  8. Pays annual membership duty of RUB 300,000.

NOTE: For foreign partners and associations we develop individual conditions of cooperation and the terms are negotiated on a case-by-case basis.

Interested? Send an e-mail to info@akit.ru or contact Director of International Cooperation Committee of AITC – Liubov Smirnova via smirnova@akit.ru and phone +7(981) 752 96 73. We will be glad to help you.

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